Christmas made extra special – Christmas Memories

There is something magical about Christmas time. I just love it, the decorating the house, wrapping the presents and the excitement in the morning… Usually far too early in this household but I remember being the same when I was young, who am I kidding I’m awake before the kids!
Christmas means so much more to me now that I’m a Mum to two very special children and I enjoy it so much more. Afterall it’s all about the kids now.
Christmas 2010 will also stick in my mind as being ultra special though, not only was I a Mummy finally after 3 heartbreaking miscarriages but it was Emmy’s very first Christmas.
She was 10 and a half months old and even then seems to know the day was different and she ensured we will all remember that day forever.
Now it wasn’t her waking up at 5am that morning that I’ll remember most, nor the fact she lasted all day without a nap!!
It wasn’t her wearing her special dress and keeping it clean all day – unheard of.
Nor her spending time with both sets of grandparents, opening presents, singing and entertaining everyone all day long.

1st Christmas Dinner


What made it ULTRA special was Emmy took her first unaided steps once Paul and I got home for the evening from visiting everyone.
We were shattered it had been a very long day BUT Emmy had other ideas, bed wasn’t on the cards, she wasn’t interested in her new toys….instead she did this…..


Her very first steps taken on Christmas day.
It’s like she wanted us to remember that day forever and of course we will.
It took me about a week and a half to finally capture it on video as before I was too busy clapping, cheering, squealing and crying like a baby encouraging my clever little girl.
Excuse the shaky video but here it is


Now of course I’ve Emmy and Harry running around and Christmas is a wonderful time.
This is my entry into the Transun Bloggers competition where I’m hoping to visit Lapland for the day with the children – ohhh how magical that would be!

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